During the early years of film, The Library of Congress secured copyright by having filmmakers print their film negatives outon paper. These paper prints have outlasted later celluloid films which deteriorated quickly. For that reason we have a brief period during the start of movies where we have pretty good reproduction of films of that time. These were usually short primitive realities but oftren very interesting. The LOC digitized these prints and there are availnble for download or... Topics: silents, early film
From Edison films catalog: Upon a large sheet of white paper a cartoonist is seen at work rapidly sketching the portrait of an elderly gentleman of most comical feature and expression. After completing the likeness the artist rapidly draws on the paper a clever sketch of a bottle of wine and a goblet, and then, to the surprise of all, actually removes them from the paper on which they were drawn and pours actual wine out of the bottle into a real glass. Surprising effects quickly follow after... favoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topics: caricature, thomas edison, silent film, early film
From Edison films catalog: Marguerite is seated before the fireplace, Faust standing by her side. Mephistopheles enters and offers his sword to Faust, commanding him to behead the fair Marguerite. Faust refuses, whereupon Mephistopheles draws the sword across the throat of the lady and she suddenly disappears and Faust is seated in her place. Topics: thomas edison, faust and margueritte, early film
This is the instruction book for the early version of the Cine-Kodak Model B with the fix focused f6.5 lens. If you plan to shoot with one of the various versions of the Model B remember that they take double perforated 16mm and that the ISO of film back in 1927 was between 4 and 8. Modern film is 100 and up, or at least as of the year of this upload 2016. You will need a Neutral Density filter in front of the lens and a light meter with its own ND filter in order to shoot outdoors with these... Topics: 16mm, kodak, home movies, silent cinema, early film
This tri-fold pamphlet shows how to use a late model Cine-Kodak Model B's 75mm telephoto lens. The lens that came packaged with the camera was 25mm and this 75mm could be bought separately. Published by the Eastman Kodak Company and date coded July, 1928. All of the f stop formulas you see here are obsolete. This was back in the days of 4 - 8 ISO film stock. Modern stocks, or those made the time of this upload 2016, are 100 ISO and higher. You will need a neutral density filter on the... Topics: home movies, kodak, motion pictures, silent era, early film
SOme of these films may be disturbing to some viewers. These was gotten from the public domain films of the national archives. Many are in rather poor shape, but that is all in the eye of the beholder.I told the people that I can get some rare material. Glass Plate pictures will be uploaded later. Topics: Early film making, silent films, Black and white shorts
This reviewer had this title in a truncated version titled "Voice From The Grave"So it is nice to have the complete version. So... No complaints will be tolerated by the Bill Sprague Collection as this PUBLIC DOMAIN feature looks EXCELLENT So no racist or remarks in general bad taste will be tolerated by The Bill Sprague Collection. WE ask that you enjoy the film and feel lucky that you can view this film in it's entirety. The Sin Of Nora Moran was originally issued by Majestic... Topics: 1933, Majestic Pictures, early film Noir, PUBLIC DOMAIN
The first film adaptation of the often filmed Mary Shelley story. This film was originally released on March 18 1910. From the Edison Kinetogram: Frankenstein, a young student, is seen bidding his sweetheart and father goodbye, as he is leaving home to enter a college in order to study the sciences. Shortly after his arrival at college he becomes absorbed in the mysteries of life and death to the extent of forgetting practically everything else. His great ambition is to create a human being,... favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 7 reviews ) Topics: Early film, Silent films, Frankenstein, Thomas Edison, Charles Ogle
BEFORE YOUR VERY EYES By David Pownal Georges Méliès, the father of film fantasy, paved the way for modern cinema back in 1890s Paris. In his most famous film a spaceship in the shape of a cannon shell lands in the eye of the man in the moon. A colourful play which looks at this dazzling innovator and compulsive seducer who typified the Belle Epoque. Smile: Henry Goodman Melies: Julian Rhind-Tutt Jehanne: Suzanna Dawson Lumiere: Alex Lowe Fairground barker: Nigel Lambert Pianist: Tim... Topics: Radio Drama, Early Film, George Melies, The Father of Film Fantasy, 1890's Paris
A look at Dream of a A Rarebit Fiend, and the lovely world of early film. It's a 2015 entry on the National Film Registry, and it's a great piece of stuff! Topics: silent film, early film, film history, film, trick film, Edwin S. Porter, Edison, National Film...
North Metro TV Public Access presents a fun and fascinating look at the first eight years of motion pictures. You'll meet film pioneers Thomas Edison, William KL Dickson, Georges Melies, The Lumiere Brothers, and Alice Guy Blache, the first female film director. Plus, you'll see 40 films featuring turn of the century celebrities like Sandow, the Peerless Annabelle, and Annie Oakley. Topics: Minnesota, Blaine, North Metro TV, NMTV, Public Access TV, Community Media, PEG, Youtube, early...